Tax Advice

Tax Advice

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Is it the end of the line for PILONs?

Our very own tax expert, Matthew Harrison has written an article for Green Umbrella in which he discusses why it could be the end of the line for tax free PILONs

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Changes to Residential Property Tax

Our property tax experts have put together this definitive list of all recent changes to property taxes and given advice on how to manage them.

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Annual Tax on an Enveloped Dwelling

What you need to know about the ATED charge if you are holding a residential property in a Limited company.

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Cottons host Event for the VAT Practitioners Group

Cottons Chartered Accountants are proud members of VPG (VAT Practitioners Group), a national organisation of people who specialise in VAT.

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The Tax Challenge

In this article we discuss the importance of developing a relationship with a good accountant, and invite you to take part in the Cottons Tax Challenge.

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Maximise Savings by Using Tax Relief Schemes

The new calendar year is a great time to take stock of your finances. Reviewing your finances in January and February provides sufficient time before the end of the tax year, at the beginning of April, in order to make sure that you are fully utilising all of the tax reliefs which are available to you.

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Tax Breaks on Christmas Gifts

We all like to receive gifts but are you aware that there are also tax breaks when giving gifts too!

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Allowances for Entertaining: Staff And Clients

An article on allowances for entertaining clients/staff and the associated expenditure that will be allowed to be deductible for corporation tax and VAT purposes.

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VAT on Disbursements – important notice for all conveyancing solicitors

An article covering VAT on Disbursements as a result of the recent tribunal case in which a firm lost their appeal against an assessment from HMRC for Output VAT not collected on recharged local authority search fees.

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Updates to Tax Free Childcare

The world of tax free childcare is undergoing its most significant changes. The existing childcare voucher scheme is finally being closed to new entrants after March 2018 and its successor, the childcare account, is being phased in now.

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Best Way to Pay Yourself from Your Ltd Company

Directors can pay themselves from their limited companies either in the form of dividends or salary but must consider which they pick so that they are able remunerate themselves within the most tax efficient manner. Here’s what to do.

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Self-Assessment Deadlines Are Changing

HMRC recently announced new payment deadlines for anyone paying their Self Assessment tax liability.

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The Best Tax Deductions for Small Businesses

Recent findings indicate that 46% of UK small businesses are not knowledgeable about tax relief that is available from the government. In our latest article we discuss the best tax relief for small businesses

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Be Tax Efficient Without Being Tax Evasive

As HMRC win most tax avoidance cases they bring forward we discuss how to be tax efficient without being tax evasive

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UK VAT Rates

There are currently three different rates of value added tax which apply to most commercial enterprises; standard, reduced and zero. We explain them all in this article.

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